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This is a -- is a Florida jury has found former University of Virginia lacrosse player.
Torch you believe the fifth guilty of second degree murder in the beating death of his ex girlfriend -- 24 year old defended.
Could be sentenced to life in prison for the killing of Yardley love in May -- -- ten.
There we will go -- the courthouse in Charlottesville Virginia and just a minute here we can tell you that the jury.
In Virginia in Charlottesville deliberated for about nine hours.
Before announcing they had reached this verdict.
Again George -- -- is accused of smashing in his girlfriend's bedroom door beating her head against the wall and leaving her alone to die.
He is charged it was charged with first degree murder felony murder robbery burglary statutory burglary and Grand Larceny.
And the first degree murder would've carried possible.
Deaths life sentence rather but now the jurors have found the former University of Virginia lacrosse player guilty of second degree murder.
In his -- is slang we have been following this -- case on Fox News Channel.
I dug in Callaway was in the courtroom.
Waiting for this jury to come up with this verdict were waiting for him.
To appear live this obviously a lot of coverage in this area in.
Virginia Washington DC area on this case and it's.
Shepard Smith -- covered it extensively on studio being there we see -- live shot from Charlottesville.
And the courthouse there again the jury finding.
Deliberating for nine hours before reaching this verdict.
And the verdict again second degree.
For George you've -- this case was very emotional a lot of testimony.
The there was a back and forth about whether it was premeditated.
That he planned to go and beat his girlfriend's head and there was.
A testimony about emails and exchanges.
Now let's go live to Charlottesville -- -- -- just out of the courthouse.
-- The up -- I I have not heard exactly what you have said thus far but guilty of second degree murder.
It also guilty of Grand Larceny larceny.
Acquitted on the first degree murder charges and acquitted on felony murder charge.
It also not guilty on robbery ever residents not guilty of burglary.
And so there you have it the sentencing phase of this rubble -- -- it virtually immediately.
This jury wants to get to work so we understand that they'll be back in session tonight for the sentencing -- they'll face they'll be hearing some testimony.
In regard to the character of George you we've.
As this verdict was read tonight it was just absolute silence in the courthouse I heard not a peep.
From anybody in that Rome that the judge course admonished.
All the attendees not to make any.
Any sounds at all and and none did not from neither family I did see one party in the -- police side of the courthouse break down in tears.
But that was its absolute silence and George -- week that was stone faced no reaction whatsoever men.
As these verdicts were read breath.
Doug we talked a little bit and I just mentioned about some of the emotional testimony in this and the facts of this case.
And the question about whether -- what it was premeditated or not the fact that he's they've come back with second degree murder.
How what does that tell us about how this case went down -- -- prosecutors.
Disappointed with -- sort.
It's it's too early to say will be hearing from the prosecutors of momentarily then we just -- this note here.
I'm told that the jury we'll get instructions for a sentencing.
A little bit later on correct.
-- right now they're getting instructions for.
Sensing right now.
It's just too early to say -- I I think that this is a mixed verdict in some sense.
The body head still let George QBs in all likelihood eligible for lifetime in prison.
It's gonna be the judge that ultimately makes that decision is the end of the sentencing phase of the trial.
The jury will make a recommendation to the judgment is not their final say so it is the judges final say so and he has.
Are probably some months to make that decision because he can factor into the equation.
Lots of character issues.
Criminal histories of George -- -- which she in fact -- he was arrested for underage drinking previous of his life.
There was another incident a nearby Lexington Virginia.
Where he was arrested by police officer.
For being a drunk in public.
That female police officer tried to get him to stop he would not.
He was yelling obscenities at her she ultimately taste him before he was taken into -- wrestler he has a criminal history in that regard.
-- during the sentencing phase -- will be hearing from lots of family members.
Lots of coaches lots of fellow students about his character.
Doug -- I live in Charlottesville.
Doug thank you we have not covered that story here -- special report but -- on Fox News Channel we've covered it extensively.
Wanted to bring you the breaking news.
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